The successful applicant will conduct research on the role of fresh water in the dynamics of the Nordic Seas. The research will mainly focus on the fate of arctic freshwater exported through Fram Strait and will be based on analysis of data from moorings and recent cruises. The position is part of iAOOS-Norway, an IPY project running through 2010. The candidate must be willing to participate on scientific cruises and fieldwork in the Arctic.

NPI seeks candidates with good knowledge of Nordic Seas properties and their role in the climate system. The applicant must hold a PhD or possess equivalent experience within physical oceanography. Experience from cruises and/or oceanographic data analysis is an asset. The candidate will start as soon as possible. Female candidates are encouraged to apply for the position.

The application should include a CV, name of referees, list of publications, and details of relevant qualifications and experience. NPI prefers that an electronic application be submitted at:

Paper copies may be submitted to:
Norwegian Polar Institute
Polar Environmental Center
9296 Tromso

Applications must be received by Wednesday, 25 July 2007. Applicants should not submit original documents as enclosures will not be returned.